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The 38 Essential Milwaukee Restaurants

The 38 Essential Milwaukee Restaurants

From polka-fueled Friday fish fries at a craft brewery to saucy vegan burgers at a weed-themed, plant-based joint, here’s where to eat in Wisconsin’s largest city Read More

2022 James Beard Semifinalists

2022 James Beard Semifinalists

Today, we are announcing our 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists in advance of the returning James Beard Awards® Read more

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

Sometimes there's a misconception that America's top chefs reside mainly on the coasts. In reality, chefs across the Midwest, Great Plains, and other heartland states are rocking the culinary arts in their hometowns and beyond. Read more

The 38 Essential Milwaukee Restaurants

The 38 Essential Milwaukee Restaurants

From a taste of Tijuana-style birria to a beer-battered fish fry in a private heated greenhouse, here’s where and what to eat in Milwaukee right now. Read more

Milwaukee’s Top 30 restaurants for 2019

Milwaukee’s Top 30 restaurants for 2019

Amilinda, the downtown restaurant that nods to Spain and Portugal, could draw people in by virtue of its food alone, but I’m taken with its drink, service and atmosphere, too. The restaurant seems only to get better each year, from the yeasty rolls and...

The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee Right Now

The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee Right Now

Milwaukee’s restaurant boom shows no signs of letting up, especially considering the last 6 months or so. Daytime-only restaurants keep springing up to satisfy what appears to be a never-ending thirst for Bloody Marys and brunch, and international cuisines are...

Raventos Wine Dinner

Join us as we welcome Raventos from Spain for a 6 course wine dinner. This is an extra special one for Amilinda. Josep Raventos gave us our first tour of the Raventos vineyard back in 2016. He will be stateside and are beyond excited that he will be joining us.

Summer sips at Amilinda

Summer sips at Amilinda

The other day we stopped by the Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired restaurant, Amilinda, 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., to hear from Orry León about why everyone should try sherry this summer. You may think that sherry is only used for cooking, but León is here to prove...

Calcada Portuguese Wine Dinner

April 26, 2018 we hosted Andre Estacio Pinto from Calcada Wine Estates in Portugal. André was born in Porto Portugal and started his career as a civil engineer building roads and bridges. After some years he joined a full time MBA program which lead him to embrace...

Where to go for that first date or Anniversary

Where to go for that first date or Anniversary

Where to have a first dinner date is an important question, because it might lead to another important question — where to have dinner for the anniversary. For a first dinner date, a certain kind of place, where the mood is light, might be more important than how...

Chef of the Year: Sheperd Express Best of Milwaukee

Chef of the Year: Sheperd Express Best of Milwaukee

Gregory León, chef and co-owner of Amilinda, drew his Spanish-Portuguese menu from his travels. He is one the most approachable restaurateurs in the biz. Everything at Amilinda from tiles, exposed Cream City brick walls, paintings or the brightly colored rooster...

An Alternative Top-30 Restaurant Guide

An Alternative Top-30 Restaurant Guide

Chef Gregory Leon combines the many roots of his existence—Oklahoma, Venezuela, San Francisco, a deep love of the food of Spain and Portugal—into a singular, precise, limited-menu vision in his first full restaurant. There are really only a few things to eat on any...

Exploring Spain through wine at Milwaukee restaurants

Exploring Spain through wine at Milwaukee restaurants

Orry León, co-owner of the Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired restaurant Amilinda downtown, said half of the wine drinkers at Amilinda love Spanish wines and are thrilled they're on Amilinda's menu, while the others are completely unfamiliar with them. That's where...

The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee Right Now

The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee Right Now

If you're like me, you get into a surprising number of silly disagreements with your significant other over where to eat... not because you want to go to different places, but because neither of you wants to make a decision. Now that winter is finally over in MKE,...

Milwaukee Top 30

Milwaukee Top 30

Candles hanging from the brick walls and vintage tiles underfoot give this downtown restaurant an Old World feel, but the oversize prints and red, blue and yellow accents make it feel contemporary. Perfect, really, for chef and co-owner Gregory León’s modern dishes...

MEET THRILLIST MILWAUKEE’S BEST CHEFS OF 2016

MEET THRILLIST MILWAUKEE’S BEST CHEFS OF 2016

Chef Gregory Leon has grown Amilinda from a sporadic pop-up restaurant, to a weekly pop-up restaurant, to a permanent restaurant. The demand from diners for spots at the pop-ups was so high that finding a permanent home was the only next logical step. Now diners can...

Slice of Summer

Slice of Summer

Asparagus’s flavor peaks during the summer season, and Amilinda’s asparagus pâté dish delightfully showcases the vegetable at its prime. The pâté itself, which combines fresh asparagus sourced from Wellspring’s certified… Read more

Alcoholmonac: Featured Recipes

Alcoholmonac: Featured Recipes

Is there a better time of year than summer to enjoy the light and fresh cuisines of Spain and Portugal? Inspired by the seasons and the sea, Downtown Milwaukee's Amilinda transports their guests to Western Europe with every dish, all while celebrating our local...

The Best New Restaurants in America

The Best New Restaurants in America

2015 was a bit of a strange year in the world of restaurants. We’ve seen pop-ups and food trucks go brick and mortar to great success. We’ve seen old bus stations and garages recreated as dining destinations. And we’ve seen the more casual siblings of highly acclaimed...

The Taste of Spain and Portugal

The Taste of Spain and Portugal

Amilinda Restaurant provides a welcome addition to Milwaukee’s Downtown menagerie of international restaurants with its focus on Spanish and Portuguese food and cocktails and emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes weekly subject to which vegetables...

The Thrillist Awards: Milwaukee’s Best New Food & Drink of 2015

The Thrillist Awards: Milwaukee’s Best New Food & Drink of 2015

In 2015, Milwaukee saw a favorite pop-up get a permanent location, ice cream turn boozy, and new breweries open (obviously), but the biggest surprise for our food scene was the huge influx of flavors from around the world. From South African peanut stew to...

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